Those that got to sample the new wine smiled and expressed how they loved the sweetness and watermelon flavors. The Watermelon wine will be put away until later in the spring for Thomson, IL’s 150 yr anniversary. (Thomson is the “Watermelon Capitol” and where the melons were grown.) Be sure to visit us and ask about the Watermelon wine.
Cabin Fever promo video. Music, chocolates and Wine!!
Sneak Peak at WATERMELON WINE!
and Thank you for your business.
We have been hard at work in the winery the past weeks and are excited about the new wines being bottles for Nouveau Nov 21st. The Massbach Nouveau is light and fruity and received big smiles of approval from customers last weekend. 2014 St. Pepin is also getting bottled for release and was previewed by some case club members enjoying the new porch.
Besides these two new releases, Cherry Rose’ is back after a brief absence; refreshing as ever!
‘Til we see you again, remember “Every Day is a Celebration!”
Enjoy a spectacular drive out to Massbach Ridge this weekend. The leaves are turning and there is music in the air! Mike Kelly will be playing on the deck this Saturday afternoon. So grab a friend to enjoy a glass of wine with and we see you soon!
“How were the grapes this year?” Many people have been asking so here are the pluses and minuses.
On the plus side – 1) Plenty of pretty St. Pepin; 2) Foch was more plentiful than last year and wine is developing with wonderful fruit flavors and beautiful color; 3) Concords came in juicy and flavorful; 4) The Frontenac harvested early pressed to more gallons of wine that aniticpated.
On the minus side – 1) The Frontenac harvested late lacked the yield I was hoping for due to raisoning and pest damage; 2) Not enough Vignoles vines produced to bottle a 2014 vintage of the wine…
I would love there to be no “minus” side, but this is farming folks; weather dependant.
In the end, the score is 4 to 2 with the “Plus” side winning!
Now, to get down to work and make the wine you expect – the best quality products around!
See you soon!
It was such fun! Check out photos on Facebook.
Outside WINE tasting under a new canopy!
Stompin’ in the vines!
Specials on wine!
This is a celebration every year as we wind down from harvest. We look forward to see you!
The St. Pepin has some great fruit flavors and aromas in the juice; melon, grapefruit, apple… Mmmm! Foch tasting nice too! The rest of the St. Pepin will get picked this Saturday. Hoping the Frontenac will benefit from another week or two on the vine.
A cool spring gave a slow start to the vines this year, but the grapes are finally ripening. We will start picking a few acres of the Marachel Foch this Sat and Mon leaving most of the Foch to hang another week. St. Pepin and Frontenac are looking beautiful on the vine and will be ripe in a few weeks. The Concord? well, I not sure if they will be ready by the STOMP, Sept 27th, but we will stomp some anyway.
We would love to have you take part in this exciting time of year! Take part in the harvest during the mornings we are picking, or come later to view the processing and enjoy the “fruits of our labor”- WINE!